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Good nutrition is crucial for health, particularly in times when the immune system might need to fight back. Limited access to fresh foods may compromise opportunities to continue eating a healthy and varied diet. It can also potentially lead to increased consumption of highly processed foods, which tend to be high in fats, sugars, and salt. Nonetheless, even with few and limited ingredients, one can continue eating a diet that supports good health.

According to the WHO, you should abide by the following guidelines:

Make a plan

Multiple cases of over-purchasing have been observed throughout the WHO European Region. Panic buying behavior may have negative consequences, such as an increase in food prices, overconsumption of food and unequal…

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According to the CDC, if you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps below to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.

Stay home except to get medical care

Stay home: Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.

Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.

Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Separate yourself

Stay away from others: As…

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The CDC does not generally issue advisories or restrictions for travel within the United States. However, cases of the coronavirus have been reported in all states, and some areas are experiencing community spread of the disease. As such there are several things you should consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel.

Things to consider before travel:

  • Is COVID-19 spreading in the area where you’re going?

    If COVID-19 is spreading at your destination, but not where you live, you may be more likely to get infected if you travel there than if you stay home. If you have questions about your destination, you should check your destination’s local health department website for more information.

  • Will you or your travel…

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One of the most important things for your mental health during the time of quarantine and social isolation is keeping a routine. Here’s a daily household coronavirus checklist that will help you not only mentally, but also with keeping your family safe and healthy.

Stay informed and in touch

Get up-to-date information about local COVID-19 activity from public health officials

Ask your neighbors what their plan includes.

Create a list of local organizations you and your household can contact in case you need access to information, healthcare services, support, and resources.

Create an emergency contact list including family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health…

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The state provides a glimpse of numbers on a more hyper-local basis by breaking diagnoses down by zip code. Here are the figures for the Jupiter area as of today:

– 33408: 12 positive diagnoses

– 33410: 40 positive diagnoses

– 33418: 24 positive diagnoses

– 33478: 5 to 9 positive diagnoses

– 33458: 46 positive diagnoses

– 33469: 5 to 9 positive diagnoses

– 33477: 10 positive diagnoses

Some other things to note

– Palm Beach County is getting a second government-coordinated testing site. It will open Tuesday, but it’s in unincorporated Delray Beach. Closer to home, the MedExpress Urgent Care location on Donald Ross Road in Palm Beach Gardens is doing testing.

– Per Gov. Ron DeSantis’ orders, we are under a statewide…

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The CDC says there’s no evidence that any animals in the U.S. have contracted or can spread the virus. This also means that quarantining them is an unnecessary measure. (And using medical masks, even for entertaining photo ops, is a wasteful and potentially dangerous practice, in light of shortages of these essential supplies at hospitals that really need them.)

Taking Precautions

What remains uncertain is if pets can carry the virus on their fur in the same way that the virus could live on hard surfaces for up to three days (and potentially on soft materials like cardboard boxes or laundry for 24 hours). Because we still have a lot to learn about this novel illness, erring on the side of caution is never a bad idea. There are healthy habits…

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Some distilleries around the country, including one in South Florida, are converting their alcohol production into creating their own hand sanitizers.

Steel Tie Spirits in West Palm Beach is doing just that and donating them to hospitals, first responders and retirement homes.

Ben Etheridge, the co-founder of the company, says they are selling hand sanitizer to the general public for $10. Proceeds from those sales will help offset the costs for the distillery.

“We’re going to start making hand-sanitizer, we’re not trying to make money on it. We are just trying to pay our employees and do some good for the community. So to be able to put them to work, bottling a product that’s definitely needed in the community that’s huge to us, that’s…

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Food is an easy way to boost your immune system.  Your immune systems health is triggered by what we eat and smart lifestyle choices.  Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, avoiding handshakes, and resisting the urge to touch your face are just some ways to help boost your immune system.

Here are some healthy eating tips to help boost your immune system.

Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

Focus on the colors of your diet. Eat more greens such as cucumbers and kale, oranges such as sweet potatoes and carrots, purple plums and blueberries.

Eat Your Medicine

Nutraceuticals represent the perfect balance between medicine and food. These supplements might aid control and prevention. Key netraceuticals to help boost your immune system…

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While there is still no cure for the Coronavirus there are things we can do to help keep ourselves safe and limit the spread the disease.

Here are some suggestions that have been endorsed by the CDC and World Health Organization:

Wash Your Hands Frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain Social Distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are…

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Yesterday health officials announced that the number of Floridians diagnosed with the Coronavirus has soared to more than 9,000, including 737 in Palm Beach County.

The 1,235 new cases are the most in any 24-hour period since the state confirmed its first case a month ago. The 121 new cases in the county are a 20 percent jump in 24 hours. Statewide, the number of confirmed cases grew by 16 percent in one day.

This all means that we in Palm Beach County need to continue to take social distancing seriously and avoid any kind of unnecessary physical interaction until we have successfully “flattened the curve” in our area.

Good News

Officials at the county’s Health Care District, which has been running the testing center at the FITTEAM…

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